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I got a tattoo, would you like to see? Do you have one?

Posted: Sun, 11th May 2008, 5:04pm

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Last night I got my first tattoo. It really, really, really, really, really hurt. A friend of mine with a tattoo on his forearm said that getting it just felt warm, and on a scale of 1 to 10, he said the pain was maybe a 2. I never stopped to think that getting a tattoo on my chest may hurt more, what with the breast plate so close under the skin. Basically, I would have given it an 8. Maybe I'm just a wuss.

So I was just wondering what tattoos anyone else here at FXHome had, out of curiosity.

PS can anyone guess where my tattoo is from? They are two quotes from two different books by the same author. I bet Hybrid will know. Well, maybe one of them.
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2008, 6:07pm

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Heh, that looks awesome. Simple and funny. I don't know what book they are both quoted from and I'm not bothering to googlefy for it. Still, like the quotes though, when I first saw them I thought it would have been something Valve Related (Portal) that I may have missed while playing it.
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2008, 6:12pm

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You got "this is not an exit" tatooed on your chest. I can't decide wheter this is totally cool or incredibly nerdy. wink


I'd never get a tatoo simply because I'm the largest pussy on the planet when it comes to stuff like that. Doctors just have to show me a needle and I almost drop dead... burst
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2008, 6:17pm

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Bret Easton Ellis, right?

Now you've mentioned me in your post I'm going to feel bad if I got it wrong. Though one of the quotes is from American Psycho and I *think* the other is from less than Zero.

...Right?

-Matt
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2008, 6:19pm

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You are 100% correct smile
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2008, 6:20pm

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. You see, if I hadn't got it right then the whole reason you got the tattoos in the first place would have been undermined.

-Matt
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2008, 6:29pm

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Have you ever seen a granny with a tattoo at the beach or something? Thats why I don't get any. Plus the fact that my body is a temple. razz
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2008, 6:33pm

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I think someone should be careful about getting tattoos. Cause what you think is cool today, you might think it's retarded the next. Anyway, cool tattoo man. I don't know what it means but it's cool
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2008, 10:03pm

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On a scale of 1 to 10, I give your chest a 7.
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2008, 11:22pm

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RodyPolis wrote:

I think someone should be careful about getting tattoos. Cause what you think is cool today, you might think it's retarded the next.
I completely agree. I thought about getting this tattoo two years ago, but that was only a few months after I read the books they reference. So I waited the two years, and they are still my favorite books, so I thought "What the hell?" Plus how awesome will it be when my kids ask where my tattoo is from, and then they read American Psycho? That's good parenting.

Gorion wrote:

On a scale of 1 to 10, I give your chest a 7.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I give your response a 9.5
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2008, 11:27pm

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RodyPolis wrote:

I think someone should be careful about getting tattoos. Cause what you think is cool today, you might think it's retarded the next. Anyway, cool tattoo man. I don't know what it means but it's cool
I think that's why a lot of people over here in England opt to get a retarded tattoo to begin with. That way there is no flux in regard to coolness, the tattoo they have will always be retarded. Just a theory.

For what it's worth, I think any tattoo which references something geeky you hold a heavy amount of respect for is instantly cool. A friend of mine has characters from Grim Fandango on his shoulder blades.

Me? I just have giant swastikas all over my body. In homage to Edward Norton... Not really.

-Matt
Posted: Mon, 12th May 2008, 12:08am

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I was going to get a tattoo Waser, but I realised I'd have to then live with a Lizard on my leg for the rest of my life. And I've been to the laser removal centre with someone during their 5 sessions of having a tattoo removed and WOW. I don't ever want to get a tattoo... because I don't ever want to have to get it removed.

Watched and filmed my mates getting theirs done in Vegas though. Looked like a bit of fun pain!
Posted: Mon, 12th May 2008, 2:37am

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I think that's awesome. I got a tattoo of a robot struggling to hold up an earth that is crumbling in its hands right on my left shoulder blade area. I love it. And when everyone always says that people will regret the tattoo when they get older I never pay much attention to it. I figure that tattoos are supposed to show who you are when you get them done, and when I get older all it will serve is a memory of what got me to where I am today. It's a good example of my mental state compared to my updated one.

If that makes sens.e
Posted: Mon, 12th May 2008, 8:57am

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Hatsoff: QFT.

I've got a tat on the nape of my neck and after many years thought on the matter, I've concluded tattoos are for the self-secure. If you worry that you have so little control over your own personality that you'll hate yourself/your choices in the future, don't get a tattoo. However if you believe in your decisions and yourself you probably wouldn't regret one.

Obviously, having a tat behind my head means I perhaps don't worry about it as much as someone with a more obvious one, but I'm still proud of it. The memory of making the decision itself is half the power.

Tattoos are a statement about your personality, basically. So are only a problem in insecure hands.
Posted: Mon, 12th May 2008, 8:36pm

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I always wanted to get a tattoo on the inside of my thighs of two squirrels reaching up... LOL

just kidding smile

I have a "Tribal Flame" thing on my arm that has all of my kid's initials and the chinese caligraphy symbol for power and I have a dragon on my other arm
Posted: Mon, 12th May 2008, 9:12pm

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Cool tatoo. Don't know if you will think it is cool when you're older, but for now it is. Hey... you only live once. wink
Posted: Tue, 13th May 2008, 1:22pm

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I have an exact replica of Michael Scofield's tatoos. wink
Posted: Tue, 13th May 2008, 6:02pm

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I could never bring myself to get a tatoo. for 3 resons:

1: Like a sollthar, I also can't stand needles. When I went on my trip to Brazil, I didn't even get the shots and risked catching something.

2: I agree with rodypolis, what looks cool today might be stupid the next.

3: Have you ever seen an old person with a tatoo? It looks like a blob of ink under there skin. You can't even tell what the picture is.

Well that's just why I'm never getting one.
Posted: Tue, 13th May 2008, 7:34pm

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While I agree with 1) and 2) in principal, if not in practice, I feel compelled to stick up for 3), which is a popular reason not to get a tattoo, but has been increasingly untrue for the last 30 years or so.

Ink technology and dye quality has been increasing steadily - you'd have never got red tattoos or glow in the dark ones back when those old men you're referring to got their's. Provided you go to a decent, well established, quite expensive tattooists, you'll get coloured with inks which don't fade or spread anywhere near as much as the ones on those wrinkly ex-rockers!

You're also supposed to condition tattooed skin. Metrosexuality has never been as big as it is now, so while you'd have never seen 50-something Roadie Jo Average rubbing Oil of Ulay into his skin (its not "Olay" in my books, nor is a Marathon a Snickers, nor Jif, Cif), its common practice now.
Posted: Wed, 14th May 2008, 2:31am

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I have a bunch but here's one of them. If you want some real pain get the inside of your bicep done. good times.



Rockfilmers wrote:

3: Have you ever seen an old person with a tatoo? It looks like a blob of ink under there skin. You can't even tell what the picture is.
This isn't 1960, tattooing has come a long way. The inks they use now don't fade like they used to. Plus any respectable tattoo shop will touch up any tattoo that they have done.
Posted: Wed, 14th May 2008, 3:31am

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The only kind of tattoo I would get would be something religious. One because I'd probably agree with it, and two because they normally look incredibly badass.

Like a big crucifix on each of my shoulders with the words "Only God Will Judge Me" tatt'd across the space between the shoulder blades.

*realizes one more cool production element to use in the 24 hour video race
Posted: Wed, 14th May 2008, 4:46am

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I would never a large colorful tattoo on my skin. But I wouldn't mind getting a small black design on my shoulder. Like a star with my initials on it... Or the Apple logo... KIDDING!! KIDDING!! I would never do the later.
Posted: Wed, 14th May 2008, 8:04pm

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I'd recently been thinking, that it would be cool to get a tat or too (see what I did there?) someday. Something tribal or something. One on my left shoulder and one on my right or left forearm.

I'm just scared wether it'd be something I'd regret when I'm old.
Posted: Wed, 14th May 2008, 10:16pm

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If I get a tat, it will be of my current avatar, and it will be small and on a concealed part of my body, like my waist or something.
Posted: Wed, 14th May 2008, 10:47pm

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I don't really like tatoos or piercings. Well, it suits a lot of people, but I don't think it would suit me, and I know I would regret it.
Posted: Wed, 14th May 2008, 11:28pm

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Serpent wrote:

If I get a tat, it will be of my current avatar, and it will be small and on a concealed part of my body, like my waist or something.
Heh, I already have my own studio logo permanently marked on my arm, but that's because it's a birth mark. Can't beat that.
Posted: Sun, 18th May 2008, 9:41am

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Two things stop me getting a tattoo. First, the wife would file for divorce; second, I can't think what I would have a tattoo of. I suppose, though, that it would be the names of my children.

However, I do have a couple of piercings. Last September I had my left nipple skewered, and just this week I had a pubic piercing. It was only after having the nipple done that I learned it is, apparently, the most painful of male piercings... don't believe it! The pubic one is far more painful.

I would have liked to have a genital piercing, but see reason (1) above for why I won't.
Posted: Sun, 18th May 2008, 4:42pm

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Xcession wrote:

Provided you go to a decent, well established, quite expensive tattooists, you'll get coloured with inks which don't fade or spread anywhere near as much as the ones on those wrinkly ex-rockers!
Thats what they told them when they got theirs! smile I'm so gonna point this out when we are old and wrikley and its gone all green and blobby. biggrin
Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 4:02pm

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I've been thinking about getting one for a few months now, I still have about another 6 months to go before I can do it legally but I figure if I still want it by then it's worth getting. The only problem is my mom threatened to disown me if I ever got one so we shall have to see how that plays out.
Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 4:19pm

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Multiwagon wrote:

The only problem is my mom threatened to disown me if I ever got one so we shall have to see how that plays out.
Disowning you is one thing, but if she ever threatens to stop cooking you dinner, man, you'll really have to give it some serious thought.
Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 6:28pm

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I'm still pondering whether to get a lizard crawling up my leg tattoo'd on.

I'm going to 'test' the water by getting it done via the artist and then as a temp tattoo.. see how it feels/looks. Although I've previously said never, its very tempting
Posted: Tue, 20th May 2008, 9:53pm

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Tim L wrote:

Multiwagon wrote:

The only problem is my mom threatened to disown me if I ever got one so we shall have to see how that plays out.
Disowning you is one thing, but if she ever threatens to stop cooking you dinner, man, you'll really have to give it some serious thought.
That would be a problem, if I wasn't the prominent cook in my family.